CREDITS

 

 


FILMS


DIRECTOR

APPALACHIAN SUMMER, award winning 35mm feature film.

THE COMPOSITION, award winning 16mm short.  30 min.

PARTITIONS, award winning 8mm short.  10 min.


PRODUCER

APPALACHIAN SUMMER, 35mm feature film


SCREENPLAYS


WILLIAM TELL, original screenplay

Intermedia Productions. 

Action/Adventure
 

SHELTER, adapted from the novel by Jane Anne Phillips

Drama.  Intrigue, murder, and cover-up. Coming of age at summer camp.


MISMATCH, original screenplay

Romantic Comedy.  An estranged couple rediscovers their love in an online dating twist.


THE NAKED BREAD, adapted from the novel Il PANE NUDO by Mohamed Choukri

Producer Pietro Valsecchi

Drama/Romance. Based on Choukri’s coming-of-age memoir of life with a violent father and escaping the cycle of poverty in Morocco.


HONG KONG BABY, original screenplay

Chestnut Hill Productions

Action.  An American couple become embroiled in gangland fighting when they find out they have unwittingly adopted a black-market baby in Hong Kong. 
 

BERLIN, original screenplay

Aaron Spelling Productions

Action.   A young, idealistic American journalist falls in love with an East Berlin underground musician before the fall of the Berlin Wall and helps her escape. 
 

STORMY WEATHER, original screenplay

Producer Ron Molar

Drama/Romance/Adventure.  An arrogant Wall Street executive and a leftist female journalist are stranded together on a deserted island after their sailboat crashes in a storm. 
 

VULCANA, original screenplay

Empire Pictures

Action/Adventure.  Woman Warrior.
 

APPALACHIAN SUMMER, original screenplay

Producers Teresa Sparks and Buffy Queen

Drama.  Girl’s coming of age in rural Appalachia.
 

PLAYS

 

THE LOST SON, full length play, playwright

Chosen for an advanced writer’s workshop at the National Theater, Southbank, London, UK. 

 

THE HIDDEN SEED, short play, playwright and director

Produced at the Lyric Hammersmith, London for Festival of New Drama

Produced at The Courtyard Theater, London for Scribbles

 

AWARDS

 

 

FILM

APPALACHIAN SUMMER

Best first feature and Best low budget film. 

International Houston Film Festival

International Release
 

PARTITIONS

Best Dramatic Short, Washington D.C. festival

Best acting award, Ann Arbor Festival
 

THE COMPOSITION

Richard Donner Award for Outstanding Thesis Film

Featured at festivals.  Sold to cable TV.
 

SCREENWRITING:

APPALACHIAN SUMMER

Focus award winning screenplay

Samuel Goldwyn Screenwriting contest finalist


EDUCATION

 

 

MFA in Motion Picture and Television Production and Writing, University of California, Los Angeles

BA in Comparative Religions, University of Tennessee